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Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草

Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草

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Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) has small white sometimes pale pink flowers. 蝙蝠草/飛機草頂生小小白色花朵有時花色偏淡粉紅色.

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Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) has small white flowers. 蝙蝠草/飛機草頂生小小白色花朵.

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Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) has nice unique foliage! 蝙蝠草/飛機草的葉片好看又特別!

Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) has unique pretty foliage. 蝙蝠草/飛機草有著獨特美麗的葉.

Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) has unique pretty foliage. 蝙蝠草/飛機草有著獨特美麗的葉.

Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草

Red Butterfly Wing (Christia vespertilionis) has beautiful and unique foliage! 蝙蝠草/飛機草的葉片獨特且優美!

Red Butterfly Wing seed pods and seeds. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草的種莢與種子.

Red Butterfly Wing seed pods and seeds. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草的種莢與種子.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗.

Red Butterfly Wing seedling foliage is bigger and more like a wing shape. (Christia vespertilionis) 蝙蝠草/飛機草小苗葉片開始變大越有型.

Very interesting shape of foliage.  Tender perennial, mainly growing for its foliage.  It is also medicinal herb.  It prefers growing in shade, in moist soil.  Tiny white flowers bloom in late summer to early fall.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 6″-1′(W).   Not cold tolerant.  Easy to grow and propagate.  Propagation by seeds or cuttings.  Medicinal herb , use whole plant either fresh or dried.  Internal or external use. ( page 119 of https://books.google.ca/books?id=b1OiBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA119&lpg=PA119&dq=christia+vespertilionis+medical+uses&source=bl&ots=bq4lOFAYXu&sig=bUP3JCEpusECtFNq9NhKR98y5o8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDAQ6AEwA2oVChMI-KOpsqeLxgIVD0mSCh3LRwBq#v=onepage&q=christia%20vespertilionis%20medical%20uses&f=false ) and “The whole plant is used medicinally for treating tuberculosis and snake bites. The leaves are used as a topical treatment for healing bone fractures." — http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200012047

是蝶形花科蝙蝠草屬,為多年生草本的觀葉植物,花小白色或淡粉紅色. 成熟植株2-3呎高,6吋-1呎寬幅.  喜濕潤土壤. 容易栽種在半蔭/散光處到全蔭.  適合室內小盆栽種. 夏末秋初開小白花.  以種子或扦插來繁殖. 作為藥草使用全草新鮮或乾燥的皆可.  味甘.微辛.性涼.  用於清熱涼血/祛瘀活血/舒筋活絡或解毒止痛.調經理帶. 可外用或內服.

Reference links: 參考網站連結:

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200012047 http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/278.htm http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23545785 http://baike.baidu.com/view/984515.htm

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Jack Frost Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)心葉牛舌草

Jack Frost Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)心葉牛舌草

Jack Frost Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost')心葉牛舌草

Jack Frost Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)心葉牛舌草


Jack Frost Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost')心葉牛舌草

Jack Frost Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)心葉牛舌草


Shade loving plant! Beautiful foliage with forget-me-not like small blue flowers in spring. Hardy with good texture and colour even not in blooming time.
多年生耐蔭草本植物. 很適合光線不足的種植區域,白色網紋的革質葉片百看不厭,春天開勿忘我似的小小藍花,長速慢. 容易栽種. 分株繁殖.

How to grow Christmas Rose (Helleborus) from seeds聖誕玫瑰種子孵法

How to grow Christmas Rose (Helleborus) from seeds聖誕玫瑰種子孵法
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Germinate Seeds in re-sealable plastic bag with small amount of water.小夾鍊袋少水孵到種皮裂開

Germinate Seeds in re-sealable plastic bag with small amount of water.小夾鍊袋少水孵到種皮裂開


Seedling has the first leaf.第一片本葉長出

Seedling has the first leaf.第一片本葉長出


1.Best time to grow this from seeds will be winter because it will take one to couple months to germinate.

2.Put seeds with small amount of water in a re-sealable plastic bag and keep the bag somewhere is dark and not too warm. Pick them out and plant them individually in a moss pallet or small seeding tray until they grow 4-6 true leaves. Keep seedlings in partial shade.

You also can grow them by using peat moss pallets directly. Keep the pallets moist. This will take just a bit longer.

3.Start to fertilize the young plants in small amount monthly.

4.Plant the young plants in the ground before frost or transplant them in lager pots. Use soil is well drain with compost matters.

It is fairly easy but needs some time. Be patient and you will have many of them for many years!

大花鴨跖草 Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis )

ImageImageImage光線不拘耐旱又耐陰可用扦插水耕或種子繁殖. 花約3公分直徑. 花瓣纖弱柔美一朵花只有一天的壽命但是好像開不完似的…還滿特別的花.  花心於花蕊基部可見似羽絨般的細毫. 花色有藍有紫有粉紅也有金葉藍花品種.  非常容易栽種! 高約2呎寬約1.5呎.

天竺葵 Geranium (Geranium)

為耐陰,香花植物
this kind is ok to grow in shade,fragrant

full sun

full sun

full sun

partial shade

full sun

sun or shade, fragrant

sun or partial shade, whole plant is fragrant

full sun

老鸛草屬的多年生植物,有多種品種和花色,很多花葉有香氣